Before you begin to write this paper:
Read the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) “BSN Essentials” description of the values of
altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice. See page 27 and 28
Reflect within your paper on the five values and how they 1) relate to nursing and 2) how they compare to your
own thoughts and feelings on these values. Provide examples from nursing literature, your work or life
This paper can be thought of as a comparison and introspection of your own beliefs and values compared to
Rockford University’s Nursing Department values of the discipline of nursing rising from the AACN BSN Essentials
on altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice.
Students are expected to use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) to
guide the formatting of this paper. One third of the points received for this paper stem from APA formatting,
see rubric below.
5-6 pages (not including title, reference and rubric page) typed, double-spaced, one-sided, 12-point font paper.
Required typeface throughout- Times New Roman.
Minimum of four different reference citations.
All papers submitted should be at an acceptable college level of writing.
No authors note needed on title page.
The following grading rubric will be used: Please attach a copy of this rubric as the final page of your paper, after
reference page.(One will be available on Canvas)